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Matt Costello is Announced Mr. Basketball.

Matt Costello, the 6-foot-10 Senior at Bay City Western was awarded the title of Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan in 2012.

Costello, who is committed to Michigan State, edged out Lansing Sexton’s Denzel Valentine for the honor. Valentine is also signed on with Tom Izzo’s Spartans for the 2012-13 season.

Averaging 25.1 points, 17.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks per game, Costello owns the Bay City Western record for all-time points, rebounds, and blocked shots.

The best part about Costello though, is his striking facial resemblance to Ivan Drago in Rocky 4 (played by Dolph Lundgren). Tell me opponents won’t cower in fear at the mere sight of this guy.